by Kent Sterling
After a significantly lesser halftime show this year with the overexposed Black Eyed Peas with Usher (who had to cancel a bar mitzvah appearance) and Slash from GNR, the NFL is looking to make a splash, and reuniting Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, either Steven Adler or Matt Sorum, and Dizzy Reed.
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Burton Cummings Calling For Help In Stopping Fake Version of the Guess Who
NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED THE HELP OF ALL FAITHFUL FANS WHO EVER LIKED A GUESS WHO RECORD OR CONCERT OR SONG. THE TRAVELING “SHOW” THAT’S CALLING ITSELF “THE GUESS WHO” IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET, USING ALBUM COVERS, VIDEOS, RECORDINGS AND PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL BAND TO PROMOTE THEIR CURRENT SHOWS. THIS IS FRAUD AND IT’S TIME IT CAME TO LIGHT IN EVERY STATE. PLEASE LISTEN AND WATCH FOR ANY AND ALL OF THIS FALSE ADVERTISING. THEY HAVE CONTINUALLY IGNORED EFFORTS AND REQUESTS TO STOP THIS, RELYING ON VIDEOS AND RECORDINGS BY THE ORIGINAL GROUP TO DRAW FANS TO WHATEVER THEY PRESENT AS THEIR “GUESS WHO SHOW”…
WE NEED SPECIFIC INSTANCES OF RADIO STATION CALL LETTERS AND DIAL NUMBERS, TELEVISION ADVERTISING, NEWSPAPER OR PRINTED POSTER ADVERTISING, AND ANY REFERENCE WHATSOEVER TO THE ORIGINAL MUSIC OR BAND MEMBERS THAT THE BAND CALLING ITSELF “THE GUESS WHO” IS USING CURRENTLY AND ANYTIME FROM HEREON TO PROMOTE ITS LIVE CONCERTS. WHAT’S WORSE IS THAT EVEN AFTER REPEATED REQUESTS AND WARNINGS THEY HAVE CONTINUED THEIR MISREPRESENTATION TO MISLEAD OR FOOL THE PUBLIC.
PLEASE FORWARD ALL INSTANCES OF THIS FALSE ADVERTISING BY THE GROUP CALLING ITSELF “THE GUESS WHO” TO US HERE. HELP US PUT AN END TO THIS FOR GOOD. FROM FLORIDA TO MISSISSIPPI TO THE MIDWEST TO THE WEST COAST TO THE EASTERN SEABOARD, THIS GROUP CALLING ITSELF “THE GUESS WHO” HAS MISLED UNTOLD LEGIONS OF FANS OF THE ORIGINAL BAND AND THEIR MUSIC.
PLEASE SEND US EVERYTHING YOU CAN FIND. YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE…
THE GOOD GUYS
It wouldn't be the same without all the memebers, I hate when one or two members of a broken up group try to come back and call themselves the originals. Any thoughts?
MICHAEL MONROE: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled
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METALLICA's 'Garage Inc.' To Be Reissued On Vinyl
* 45 rpm 180-gram audiophile quality deluxe vinyl box
* Deluxe six LP
* 180g vinyl
* 45 rpm
* Pressed at Pallas
* Direct-to-board Stoughton single pocket jackets
* Telescoping box with six panel folder
01. Free Speech for the Dumb (DISCHARGE, 1982)
02. It's Electric (DIAMOND HEAD, 1980)
03. Sabbra Cadabra (BLACK SABBATH, 1973)
04. Turn the Page (BOB SEGER, 1973)
05. Die Die My Darling (MISFITS, 1984)
06. Loverman (NICK CAVE, 1994)
07. Mercyful Fate (medley) (MERCYFUL FATE, 1982)
08. Astronomy (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, 1974)
09. Whiskey In the Jar (THIN LIZZY, 1973)
10. Tuesday's Gone (LYNYRD SKYNYRD, 1973)
11. The More I See (Discharge, 1984)
12. Helpless (DIAMOND HEAD, 1980)
13. The Small Hours (HOLOCAUST, 1983)
14. The Wait (KILLING JOKE, 1980)
15. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (BUDGIE, 1971)
16. Last Caress/Green Hell (MISFITS, 1978/1983)
17. Am I Evil? (Diamond Head, 1980)
18. Blitzkrieg (BLITZKRIEG, 1981)
19. Breadfan (BUDGIE, 1973)
20. The Prince (Diamond Head, 1980)
21. Stone Cold Crazy (QUEEN, 1974)
22. So What? (ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, 1981)
23. Killing Time (SWEET SAVAGE, 1981)
24. Overkill (MOTÖRHEAD, 1979)
25. Damage Case (MOTÖRHEAD, 1979)
26. Stone Dead Forever (MOTÖRHEAD, 1979)
27. Too Late Too Late (MOTÖRHEAD, 1979)
THE POODLES: New Album Details Revealed
According to a press release, the CD title is a combination of the words "performance" and "democracy," meaning "the power of performance" or "rule by performance." The album was again produced by Mats Valentin, but this time Tobias Lindell (EUROPE, MUSTASCH) mixed the 12 outstanding tracks that make up the CD.
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for Goth fans everywhere and a pretty cool collectible:
Vinyl release for Borghesia on Dark Entries Records
The US label Dark Entries Records has recently announced the vinyl release of Borghesia’s “Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti” (“Love Is Colder Than Death”). The release will be in blood spattered red vinyl, with a large fold out poster acting as the record jacket and in a first hand-numbered edition of 1000. All songs from “Ljubav Je Hladnija Od Smrti” are sung/recited in Croatian and use the imagery of the prohibited, tabooed and repressed.
All tracks have been remastered by George Horn at the Fantasy Studio in Berkeley. Pressed on blood red vinyl, each disc is manufactured with its own unique pattern: no two discs are identical. Each LP is housed in an exact replica of the original large 6-panel fold out poster with lyrics and photos
Extra Life Announce New "Ripped Heart" EP Out April 5th on Newly Launched Last Things
On April 5 2011, Brooklyn art rock audience-dividers Extra Life will release their new EP Ripped Heart on the newly launched Last Things Records (digital and limited edition 12” vinyl) in the US, through LOAF Records (digital only) in Europe. Their third proper studio release, it includes four new exclusive tracks.
JOE BONAMASSA's New Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearance
By GLENN HUGHES
Provogue Records has announced that a limited-edition digibook format of "Dust Bowl" will be released in Europe alongside the standard CD and vinyl editions of the same album.
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Mastodon To Release Debut Live Album 'Live At The Aragon' In March
Mastodon will mark Record Store Day on April 16th by releasing two limited-edition vinyl pressings. ‘Live At The Aragon’ will be pressed onto 180 gram audiophile weight vinyl which will also be packaged with the DVD of the live show and ‘Crack the Skye: The Movie’. Also to be released the same day will be an exclusive split 7” vinyl single of the ZZ Top classic ‘Just Got Paid’, with Mastodon’s version on one side backed with the original ZZ Top version on the other, housed in a clear plastic slipcase.
Vinyl, Texas style:
Fall Back into vinyl
Nostalgia and alternative music come together at McAllen record store
By Nadia Tamez-Robledo
Customers shop for new vinyl at Fall Back Records. The record shop celebrated it's one-year anniversary Saturday with live music and a vinyl release.
Tucked inside a downtown McAllen plaza alongside a new age store and a sewing shop, the walls of Fall Back Records are lined with a patchwork of vinyl albums. The selection spans from independent releases by an Austin punk rock outfit to a $600 triple-decker rarity, one of only 300 released by Jack White's band Dead Weather.
It has been a year since the vinyl-only record store first opened its doors, the result of an appreciation for the retro music format that was sparked with a seven-inch LP from punk rockers NOFX over a decade ago.
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The Strokes Reveal Cover Art For New LP
Pearl Jam's "Vs.," "Vitalogy" To Be Released In Newly Restored And Expanded Editions
Epic Records and Legacy Recordings celebrate Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary with the release of newly restored and expanded editions of "Vs." and "Vitalogy," the second and third albums from Pearl Jam which broke all initial SoundScan records and secured the band's reputation as a preeminent force in American rock music.
"Vs." and "Vitalogy" will be available in new Expanded Editions (featuring three bonus tracks on each) or together in a three-disc Deluxe Edition (featuring Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994) and Limited Edition Collector's Box Set, on Tuesday, March 29th. Each album will also be released in new commemorative remastered Vinyl Editions on April 12th in time for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).
Details on the new Reissue Formats of Vs. and Vitalogy are as follows:
1. Expanded Editions (CD and Digital)
The expanded editions of Vs. and Vitalogy -- including the original studio albums, newly remastered, along with album-era bonus tracks -- will each be available on CD and digital formats:
The Expanded Edition of Vs. includes three bonus tracks recorded by Brendan O'Brien at The Site studio during the Vs. sessions:
a previously unreleased acoustic version of "Hold On"
"Cready Stomp" - a previously unreleased studio outtake
cover of Victoria Williams' "Crazy Mary" featuring Williams on backing vocals and guitar.
The Expanded Edition of Vitalogy includes three bonus tracks:
the previously unreleased guitar/organ-only mix of "Betterman";
a previously unreleased alternate take of "Corduroy" from the Vitalogy session (recorded by Brendan O'Brien);
a previously unreleased demo version of "Nothingman," taken from the original DAT (recorded at John and Stu's in Seattle on October 14, 1993, featuring Richard Stuverud on drums).
2.Deluxe Editions (3 CDs or Digital Download Bundle at Various Digital Service Providers)
Deluxe Edition CD version - Vs. and Vitalogy will be available together in a CD deluxe edition which includes:
the Expanded Edition of each album;
a copy of Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994. A special performance recorded at the tail end of the mythic Vs. tour, Live at the Orpheum Theater showcases a dream setlist created especially by the Pearl Jam crew and has for years been one of the most sought-after recordings among serious aficionados.
3. Limited Edition Collector's Box Set (5 LPs, 4 CDs, 1 Cassette, Digital Download, Composition Notebook, Memorabilia-filled Envelope)
Vs. and Vitalogy will be available together in a limited edition collector's box set that includes 59 unique Pearl Jam performances on four CDs, five LPs and one cassette in addition to a number of guest artist performances. The Limited Edition Box set is only available for sale at pearljam.com.
Expanded Editions of Vs. and Vitalogy remastered with bonus tracks on CD;
Remastered Vinyl Editions of Vs. (single LP) and Vitalogy (double LP);
Double vinyl LP and CD of Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994 plus an exclusive digital download of the concert. A special performance recorded at the tail end of the mythic Vs. tour, Live at the Orpheum Theater showcases a dream setlist created especially by the Pearl Jam crew and has for years been one of the most sought-after recordings among serious aficionados;
◦Exclusive collector's cassette featuring live tribute and studio performances from a number of Pearl Jam's fellow artist friends. Broadcast on January 8, 1995, this recording is part of the legendary Monkeywrench/Self-Pollution Radio series produced by the band;
80-page composition book filled with photos, drawings and artwork by Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament;
A glassine envelope containing a collection of Vs. and Vitalogy- era memorabilia including beautiful lithographs of each band member, postcards, posters and much more.
4. Record Store Day Vinyl Editions (Remastered) - Available April 12th
Vs. and Vitalogy will be available at independent record retailers in new commemorative Vinyl Editions on April 12th in time for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).
Vs. (single LP) and Vitalogy (double LP) - both remastered
Originally released in 1993, Vs., Pearl Jam's sophomore effort, faced the daunting challenge of following the success of Ten, the band's 1991 debut. Shattering all expectations, Vs., the first Pearl Jam album helmed by producer Brendan O'Brien, rolled into its first of five weeks atop the Billboard 200 at #1 with the highest first week's sales (more than 950,000 copies) in music history; a record it would hold for the next five years.
Vs. Original Tracklisting:
•Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Released in December 1994, Pearl Jam's third studio album, Vitalogy entered the Billboard 200 at #1, second only to Vs. as the fastest-selling CD in chart history at that time.
Vitalogy Original Tracklisting:
•Spin The Black Circle
•Not For You
Did You Know?
more stuff everybody should know...
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo."
According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg. now you know!
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards.
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
and on that note, on to today's music history:
In 1963, the Beatles recorded their immortal cuts "Twist & Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There," plus eight more tracks for their debut album.
The Beatles made their first concert appearance in the US at Washington Colosseum in 1964.
In 1967, the Monkees saw their second album, 'More of The Monkees' leap from position 122 to number 1; where it would stay for an amazing 18 weeks. The made-for-TV band only provided the vocals and were backed by some of the finest studio musicians around, like Glen Campbell and Neil Sedaka. The L.P. contained the hits, "I'm a Believer" and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" and was produced by Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager, Tommy Boyce and others. After being pressured by the press, The Monkees later announced that they would play their own instruments on all future recordings.
In 1979, the TV movie 'Elvis,' starring Kurt Russell, aired on ABC-TV with an estimated audience of 43 million viewers.
In 1989, future (and now ex) American Idol judge Paula Abdul enjoyed the first of her six US number one hits with "Straight Up."
In 2003, the British Phonographic Industry reported that the year 2002 saw the largest sales decline in decades, with the most severe slump in a single year since the birth of the CD market in the early 1980s. Piracy, illegal duplication and distribution of CD's by international criminals were blamed for the decrease. Buy vinyl!
2007 Artists who won awards at the 49th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles included Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Frampton, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, George Benson and Ike Turner.
In 2009, we lost the legendary Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes, who passed away at age 67.